Upcoming Virtual Events for Classicists

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 4 PM – 5:30 PM

A Discussion on Race and Racism


Please join us for an afternoon discussion moderated by Joy Connolly, President of the American Council of Learned Societies, and Alondra Nelson, President of Social Science Research Council, featuring Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, and Bianca Williams, Associate Professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

To register for the discussion, see the the ACLS  website at : https://www.acls.org/ACLS-News/ACLS-News/September-2020/A-Discussion-on-Race-and-Racism


Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Harris Center's Brown Bag Lunch Series

Mike Lippman, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at UNL, will be speaking on "Is This Sparta? Recent Appropriations of Ancient Sparta in American Politics." A Q&A will follow Mike's presentation.

The event will be on Zoom, and is free and open to the public. Please register here: https://forms.gle/kewzt9Dydi3uyGN96
For security, the Zoom link will only be sent to those who register above.

Mike Lippman is an Associate Professor of Practice at UNL in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies. His primary field of study is ancient drama, particularly Aristophanic Comedy. In 2018, he won the Society of Classical Studies’ National Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Collegiate Level and has just completed a translation of Aristophanes’ Knights, a comedy attacking a brash demagogue from the business world who is ruining Athenian democracy. For some reason, he decided this was relevant nowadays. A Zoom performance of this play is likely forthcoming.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Antigone (Born Against) 

    A live performance (reading) of Griff Bludworth's modern (2017) adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone in support and solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Actors from Quad Cities theatre groups and Augustana alumni will bring this story to life and connect it with the realities of current issues. Brought to you by the Augustana College Department of Classics.
    You can access the event through one of these links:

  • Live stream via YouTube.  https://www.augustana.edu/about-us/events/2020/antigone-born-against

     FB event: (https://www.facebook.com/events/321041032640186/)

    Q&A / Discussion to follow via Zoom. 
    Chelsea Ward: Antigone
    Anna Schneider: Ismene
    Aaron E. Sullivan: Creon
    Tristan Odenkirk: Haemon
    Sarah Willie: Corinne
    Andrew Bruning: Cptn. Phillips
    Dee Canfield: Tiresias
    Mattie Gelaude: Angela & Chorus
    Denise Yoder: Chorus
    Samuel Langellier: Chorus
    WARNING: This production contains disturbing thematic elements and strong language.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • Excellence Through Classics Webinar: Roman Hair, with Janet Stephens, a stylist, salon owner and Roman hair archaeologist. Have you ever wondered how ancient Roman women dressed their hair into such elaborate, gravity defying styles?  Join us for a HAIR RAISING lecture-demonstration featuring a live recreation of an ancient hairstyle and discussion of ancient artifacts and technology, the latin literature of grooming and hairdressing, the practical and social ramifications of hair in Roman daily life, anachronism in the intellectual history of ancient hairdressing and hair science.Please register here!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

  • Remote Colloquium of Student Research at Washington University St. Louis
  • Excellence Through Classics Webinar: A Day at the Races! Come and explore chariot racing in the Circus Maximus with Martha Pealrman.  We will look at both the area of the Circus Maximus today and try to reconstruct how it would have appeared in the 1st-3rd centuries CE.  We will look at Roman art and architecture that depict the Circus Maximus, the charioteers, their horses, and the design of their chariots. Can you imagine spending a day at the races? Please register here!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

  • Excellence Through Classics Webinar: So you want to learn Greek? Come start out with the basics of Greek Language with Dr. Generosa Sangco-Jackson, chair of the National Greek exam! We’ll start with an introduction to the language, learn a bit about the Greek alphabet and penmanship, then talk about resources for learning Greek. Students will get the most out of this if they have something to write with. Please register here!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • Excellence Through Classics Webinar: GreekSpeak, George O’Connor talks mythology and comics live on Instagram. In order to access the livestream, follow him on Instagram (thegeorgeoconnor), click on the live stories at the top of his page to view the Live stream. If you miss the live stream, access the content on George’s Instagram story for 24 hours following and on his Youtube channel (George Olympians). 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Excellence Through Classics Webinar: Drink Like a Roman, Join to learn about the ancient Roman technology of wine making and then drink like a Roman. The Fabricatrix, Magistra Roy, will show you how to use some simple ancient Roman technology to experience wine (grape juice) like a Roman. Please register here.  N.B. Students who want to join in the live  experience, should acquire the following items ahead of time!  Please register hereN.B.B. No alcohol is involved.

Tuesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 30, 2020

For additional events, please check out  this Calendar managed by Amy Pistone.